Event Details

The biennial Regional Intensive is heading to Central Queensland.

QELA invites all members and associates to join us in Rockhampton for a two-day intensive, Friday 25 October - Saturday 26 October 2019, to be held at the Empire Apartment Hotel, Rockhampton.

The Regional Intensive will explore issues of relevance to regional Queensland, with a particular focus on Central Queensland and the Rockhampton region.  Session topics include Planning and Economic Growth, Water Resources, Local Council Schemes, Land Use, and Regional Queensland Courts Update. 

Social activities in the evening will showcase the best of local Rockhampton and provide a snapshot of a city emerging from its country-town, beef capital legacy.   

Friday night explores the heritage of Rocky with a pub crawl to the historic hotels, Criterion Hotel and Heritage Hotel, and settling in for dinner and Friday night bull riding at the famous Great Western Hotel. 

On Saturday evening, the Regional Intensive will head to Mount Archer for sunset drinks on the newly opened boardwalk and lookout precinct, and end our evening with a fine-dining meal at one of Rockhampton's newest establishments. 

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Please note:  Program commences 11am, Friday, 25 October 2019.

 

Add-Ons

For those arriving Thursday, 24 October, an informal welcome dinner will be organised at the Boathouse, looking out over the Fitzroy River.  This event is not included in the registration price but paid for by individuals on the night. 

Sunday morning, for those wanting to see more of what Rocky has to offer, QELA is organising a tour to Koorana Croc Farm.   Tour departs at 9.30am and will return to the Rockhampton CBD at 1.30pm. 

 

Prices exclude GST.  GST will be added during the purchase process.

The Regional Intensive will explore issues of relevance to regional Queensland, with a particular focus on Central Queensland and the Rockhampton region.  Session topics include Planning and Economic Growth, Water Resources, Local Council Schemes, Land Use, and Regional Queensland Courts Update. 

 

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM OUTLINE

 

Accommodation can be booked direct with the providers. 

The Regional Intensive is being held at Empire Apartment Hotel. 

Delegates can book direct with the Empirea and receive group booking rate. Mention the QELA Regional Intensive at the time of booking. 

https://empirerockhampton.com.au/

Qantas and Virgin Australia run daily flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton. 

For regional members, there are flights from Mackay to Rockhampton, however it may be quicker via Brisbane. 

Once in Rockhampton, the Rockhampton airport is 5min drive to the city centre and the Empire Apartment Hotel.

The Regional Intensive includes two social functions within the program:

 

Friday, 25 October 2019 - Historical Rockhampton 

6pm:  Meet at Empire Apartment Hotel to commence walk to Criterion Hotel and Heritage Hotel.  Group will stop at both venues for a drink and explore the heritage listed buildings.

7.30pm:  Arrive at Great Western Hotel for dinner.  Bull riding is held every Friday night and features local, amateur riders. 

 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - Looking Forward 

4.30pm:  Depart from Empire Apartment Hotel via buses to Mount Archer.  View sunset from Mount Archer and the newly opened lookout precinct. 

5.45pm:  Depart Mount Archer back to Rockhampton CBD for dinner at Headricks Lane at 6.30pm.  This will be craft brewery and fine dining dinner. 

 

Informal Social Program:

Thursday, 25 October 2019 - Welcome Dinner

6.30pm Informal dinner at The Boathouse for those in Rockhampton Thursday evening. 

Sunday, 27 October 2019 - Koorana Croc Tour

9.45pm - tour to Koorana Croc Farm for those wanting more of the Rocky experience. 

Conference Registration

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
SPEAKER:   Registration for the 2 day Regional Intensive, including dinners on Friday, 25 October, and Saturday, 26 October. 18 Oct 2019 $450.00
NON MEMBER:   Registration for the 2 day Regional Intensive, including dinners on Friday, 25 October, and Saturday, 26 October. 17 Oct 2019 $800.00
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
NON MEMBER - Day Only Registration - Friday, 25 October 2019, includes catering and dinner Friday, 25 October 2019 18 Oct 2019 $400.00
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
NON MEMBER - Day Only Registration - Saturday, 26 October 2019, includes catering and dinner Saturday, 26 October 2019 18 Oct 2019 $400.00
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER - "Historical Rockhampton" - includes dinner and drinks 11 Oct 2019 $70.00
SATURDAY, 26 OCTOBER - Mount Archer + Headricks - includes bus costs, 2 course meal, drinks 11 Oct 2019 $100.00
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Koorana Croc Farm Tour - Sunday, 27 October 2019 18 Oct 2019 $50.00

25 Oct 2019 @ 9:00am AEST
26 Oct 2019 @ 5:00pm AEST

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